Month: November 2011

Upper Colfax Root 40 MusicFest is coming to town…

Upper Colfax, from Grant to Josephine, is taking a plunge this spring towards helping Denver become a real music city.  Attempting something akin to Austin’s SXSW, the Upper Colfax Root 40 MusicFest is scheduled for April 22 through 28th, 2012, featuring music from every…

Music School 101: Placing a Craig’s List Ad

So you’re about to post another Craig’s List ad, eh?  Let me guess:  you need a bassist.  And you’re still fuming because no one responded to that last ad?  You know – the one with a seven paragraph rant with your list of outrageous…

The most critical personnel for your band….

The single most important ingredient of any band is the person known as the band manager.  Do you have one?  For better or worse, I bet you do… Band Managers Band managers are the goal setters, sometimes visionaries, schedulers and organizers, and often a…

Your band: business or hobby, or both…or neither?

When confronted with the question “is your band a business or a hobby?” let us hope that your answer is “yes.”  And you certainly will be confronted with this question on an on-going basis:  there will be negotiations with band mates, venue owners and…

Denver Original Music

Welcome to Denver’s original music scene! Some of you may remember me from a past life as the Denver Original Music Examiner.  Some of you may have bumped into me coming to a Musicians In Action show.  And some of you might have shared…